Community Development Engineer – Town of Canmore

30 June 2023

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Community Development Engineer

Why work for the Town of Canmore?
For starters, you can take great pride in our collaborative organization, its positive work culture, and our amazing group of talented people. Our staff genuinely care about our community and accomplish outstanding work each day for its citizens. The Community Development Engineer is responsible for ensuring community growth and development is consistent with municipal policy and plans, and the Town’s Engineering Design and Construction Guidelines.
Position Overview: Reporting to the Municipal Engineer, the Community Development Engineer contributes to core functions within the Engineering Department, with a primary focus on development related engineering activities. Job responsibilities include review of development applications, and involvement in development related asset management, and capital project delivery. This position also assists in the building and maintenance of infrastructure and development that is safe and sustainable in accordance with the Town of Canmore’s guiding documents. Fulfillment of the Community Development Engineer’s work requires working with the development community, collaborating with Town departments, engaging in public consultations, liaising with other levels of government and municipal jurisdictions, as well as procuring and managing services as they relate to development reviews, asset management, planning, design, and capital construction work.
Attributes: At the Town of Canmore, we are committed to hiring first for attitude and then for skill, which means that you’ll need to demonstrate a proven track record of working positively and collaboratively with others, while also delivering to project objectives. This position requires a confident, personable, and approachable self-starter who takes initiative, but can work successfully in a strong team-oriented environment and collaborate with a diversity of internal and external stakeholders.

You have exceptional communication and client service skills and have a talent for getting what you need from others to achieve your deliverables, ensuring overall team success. Exceptional organizational habits, people skills, the ability to set and meet realistic deadlines and strong computer, analytical and problem-solving skills will help you to be successful in this role.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering- Required
  • Professional Engineer in good standing and licensed/eligible to be licensed to practice in Alberta.- Required


Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $90,508.60 to $95,550.00 (based on a 35-hour work week) Pay rate will be calculated based on successful candidate’s related work experience and education.
  • Earned Day Off (EDO) Program: (i.e., Extra Day Off every three weeks!)
  • Benefits: Health Care and Dental Care; Health Care Spending Account, and Wellness Spending Account
  • RRSP: employer matching program
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Sick Days
  • Hybrid Work Eligible Position

Work Schedule: Typically, Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm- flexibility provided. Schedule hours may vary based on operational needs.
Closing Date for Applications: This posting will remain open until July 10th , 2023
How to Apply: Please visit the job ad on our careers page and click the “Apply Now” link below and upload your cover letter and resume. To help us learn more about you, in your cover letter please clearly detail the following:

  1. Why you want to work as the Community Development Engineer for the Town of Canmore.
  2. What interpersonal and leadership skills you have that would make you a great addition to our team.
  3. The technical highlights of your Civil Engineering experiences that would make you a good fit for this role.

The Town of Canmore is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, colour, race, gender, ancestry, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

Prior to receiving an offer of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit copies of all required certifications and documentation, including a current driver’s abstract and current criminal record check. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.